As an early childhood educator, my philosophy is based mainly on Jean Piaget's theory of the 4 stages of cognitive development. I believe that children learn best through various opportunities of play. Sensory, and pretend play help children develop logical thinking. Children are motivated to learn when provided stimulating opportunities that fulfill curiosity. As children question their surroundings, they must be permitted to explore fully. When children are encouraged to interact with their peers in a positive manner, they feel safe to explore. My role is to guide children by providing challenging yet attainable goals that are individualized to meet all needs. I believe that all children can be successful learners when provided a plethora of opportunities to discover the world around them in a positive, loving and safe environment.
Childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can read, write and count. Childhood is a small window of time to learn and develop at a pace which is right for each individual child. ~ Author Unknown